In our practice we perform surgery in an operating suite with Dr. Beringer and in office injections with Dr. Jaffe. Here is an overview of what to expect for your procedure.
1-4 weeks pre-surgery: Signed surgery consent forms with insurance approval
1-2 weeks pre-surgery: Scheduling with hospital or surgery center
1-7 days pre-surgery: Pre-Operative medical clearance by Nurse Practitioner in office, Nurse Practitioner at Hospital or both
*Patients may need primary care clearance, pulmonology or cardiology clearance. (Pre-Op clearance needs to be completed within 30 days of surgery)
*Patients having surgery must be off all blood thinners (i.e: Plavix, Aspirin, Coumadin/Warfarin) for at least 5 days
1-3 days post-surgery: Patient will be discharged to home, home with homecare, skilled nursing facility for a couple of weeks, or to a rehab hospital. This is dependent on patient needs.
1-2 weeks post-surgery: Post up follow up with Nurse Practitioner or Surgeon.